Many of the threats currently facing global biodiversity have been exacerbated during the Covid-19 pandemic. Funding for critical conservation and ecotourism projects has been redirected or lost, economic growth has been prioritized over protecting wild spaces, and media coverage of the outbreak has dwarfed reporting on conservation.
Indeed, the biodiversity crisis is one that impacts all of humanity and has not received the media coverage that it deserves. Media organizations and reporters have an important part to play in raising public awareness of biodiversity and conservation issues, and highlighting potential solutions to these problems.
As a part of the Earth Journalism Network’s Biodiversity Media Initiative project, we are pleased to announce a second round of grant opportunities for journalist networks, media organizations, civil society organizations or academic institutions that are working to improve media coverage of biodiversity and conservation issues in countries where information is most under threat and most urgently needed.
The Biodiversity Media Grants will support projects that:
Build the capacity of journalism networks and media organizations to report on biodiversity and conservation issues
Carry out biodiversity and/or conservation training activities for journalists
Build internal capacity
Organize local networks around these issues
We are especially interested in projects that focus on conservation in biodiversity-rich regions of the world, such as the Amazon, Central Africa and Southeast Asia.
For more information on the funding opportunity or to apply, visit the Earth Journalism Network website